Writing Contest Opportunities

Winter 2015

Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 20

Public Reading: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 pm
Writers over age 55 are invited to submit poems, stories, essays, or memoirs drawn from the writer’s personal history. Manuscripts should be limited to 1,500 words (about five, typed, double-spaced pages, which may include up to five poems). There is a $10 reading fee per five-page entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should include name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and date of birth on a cover page, but NOT on the manuscript itself. Entries must be received or postmarked\ by Friday, February 20. Send entries to: The Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest, Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St, Lexington, KY 40507. Entries will be judged by a qualified panel. First place winner receives $100 cash and the Harriett A. Rose Prize. Second place winner receives $50 cash. Winners and finalists will be invited to read at the Legacies Reading on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm. Reading is open to the public.

Spring 2015

9th Annual Next Great Writers Contest
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 8
Writers are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words) or poetry (up to 5 poems). Please include a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should also include a cover sheet complete with writer’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should NOT appear on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 8 at 5:00 pm. Send entries to: The Next Great Writers Contest, Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St, Lexington, KY 40507. The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second place. Winning authors will be notified by June 1.